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Barb Wire Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 7, 2010
The irony of this style, with its high-swank grunge clutter, is that it's too dissociated to have coherence even as pop; we're always aware that we're watching sets being photographed.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
April 27, 2007
The movie carries its cyberpunk variation right through to the end, and usually with enough wit and craziness to freshen the mix. Then, there is Pamela, whose tight, disciplined performance deserves more respect than it will almost certainly get.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 27, 2007
Its main source is a comic book, but it might as well be a computer.
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Variety
April 27, 2007
his cartoonlike starring vehicle for Pamela Anderson Lee offers enough choreographed fight sequences, heavy artillery and fleeting glimpses of the star's august body parts to satisfy the raging hormones of its target young male audience.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
January 26, 2006
The film's haphazardly edited, lacks narrative clout, and rambles on to a ludicrously extended conclusion.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Made with a wafer-thin stylishness that thinks dressing the Congressionals like storm troopers is creative, Barb Wire plods along, following one pro forma scene with the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
The element of high camp that makes for enjoyable 'good trash' isn't present. Bad movies like this often generate small cult followings, and that's about the size of audience the picture deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A convoluted mess, but there have been worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Director David Hogan keeps the action moving and loaded with fights, gun battles and other action-trashy thrills.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The movie is predominantly a sexual tease, albeit one without appreciably more nudity than you can see in 1968's Barbarella.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Barb Wire isn't much when it comes to either deliberate or inadvertent humor.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
There's as much sheer work in this film as in films 10 times as good -- which is both encouraging and depressing, I suppose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4